Housing a Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees in Washington, Monday, March 6, 2017. (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP)

Housing a Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees in Washington, Monday, March 6, 2017.

*Ben Carson today referred to “slaves” as “immigrants” who came to this country in search of a better life.

President Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development made this latest baffling blunder in a speech to department employees this afternoon.

“That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”

He added: “But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Watch below:

It didn’t take long for folks to weigh in on Twitter: